Ayat Kursi, the Throne Verse (Arabic: آية الكرسي, translit. ʾĀyat al-Kursī), is the 255th verse of the 2nd surah of the Qur’an, Al-Baqarah. The verse speaks about how nothing and nobody is regarded to be comparable to God.
It is perhaps the most well-known verse of the Qur’an and is widely memorized and displayed in the Islamic world.
Table of Contents
- 1. Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 255
- 2. [AUDIO] Recitation of Ayat Kursi
- 3. Ayat Kursi (In Rumi/Latin)
- 4. Ayat Kursi (In English)
- 5. Ayat Kursi (In Bahasa Indonesia)
- 6. Ayat Kursi (In Malay)
- 7. Ayat Kursi (In Urdu)
- 8. Ayat Kursi (In Hindi)
- 9. Interpretation of Ayat Kursi (in English)
- 10. Interpretation of Ayat Kursi (in Malay)
- 11. 15+ Powerful Advantages of Reciting Ayat Kursi
- 12. 40+ Benefits of Ayat al-Kursi (According To Hadiths)
- 13. 20+ Beautiful & Key Facts of Ayatul Kursi
Al-Baqarah, Verse 255, Ayatul Kursi
[AUDIO] Recitation of Ayat Kursi
By Abdullah Al-Mattrod Mus’haf
Ayat Kursi (In Rumi/Latin)
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Allahu la illaha illa hu
Wal Hayyul Qayyum
La te huzuhu sinetun wala nawmun
Lahu ma fissemawati wa ma fil’ardi
Men thallathiy yeshfe’u indehu illa biznih
Ya’lemu ma beyne eydiyhim
wa ma halfehum
wa la yuhiytune
bishey’in min ilmihi
illa bima sha-a wasia kursiyyuhu semavati wal’ard
Wa la yeuduhu hifzuhuma wa hu wal aliy ul aziym
Ayat Kursi (In English)
Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
Translation by Sahih International
Ayat Kursi (In Bahasa Indonesia)
Allah, tidak ada Tuhan (yang berhak disembah) melainkan Dia Yang Hidup kekal lagi terus menerus mengurus (makhluk-Nya); tidak mengantuk dan tidak tidur. Kepunyaan-Nya apa yang di langit dan di bumi. Tiada yang dapat memberi syafaat di sisi Allah tanpa izin-Nya. Allah mengetahui apa-apa yang di hadapan mereka dan di belakang mereka, dan mereka tidak mengetahui apa-apa dari ilmu Allah melainkan apa yang dikehendaki-Nya. Kursi Allah meliputi langit dan bumi. Dan Allah tidak merasa berat memelihara keduanya, dan Allah Maha Tinggi lagi Maha Besar.
Ayat Kursi (In Malay)
Allah, tidak ada Tuhan melainkan Dia yang Hidup Kekal lagi terus menerus mengurus (makhluk-Nya); tidak mengantuk dan tidak tertidur. Kepunyaan-Nya apa yang ada di langit dan di bumi. Siapakah yang dapat memberi syafaat (pertolongan) di sisi Allah tanpa izin-Nya? Allah mengetahui apa-apa yang di hadapan mereka dan di belakang mereka, sedang mereka tidak mengetahui apa-apa dari ilmu Allah melainkan apa yang dikehendaki-Nya. Kerajaan Allah (IlmuNya dan KekuasaanNya) meliputi langit dan bumi. Dan Allah tidak merasa berat memelihara keduanya, dan Allah Maha Tinggi (darjat kemuliaanNya), lagi Maha Besar (kekuasaanNya).
Ayat Kursi (In Urdu)
Ayat Kursi (In Hindi)
2.255: ख़ुदा ही वो ज़ाते पाक है कि उसके सिवा कोई माबूद नहीं (वह) ज़िन्दा है (और) सारे जहान का संभालने वाला है उसको न ऊँघ आती है न नींद जो कुछ आसमानो में है और जो कुछ ज़मीन में है (गरज़ सब कुछ) उसी का है कौन ऐसा है जो बग़ैर उसकी इजाज़त के उसके पास किसी की सिफ़ारिश करे जो कुछ उनके सामने मौजूद है (वह) और जो कुछ उनके पीछे (हो चुका) है (खुदा सबको) जानता है और लोग उसके इल्म में से किसी चीज़ पर भी अहाता नहीं कर सकते मगर वह जिसे जितना चाहे (सिखा दे) उसकी कुर्सी सब आसमानॊं और ज़मीनों को घेरे हुये है और उन दोनों (आसमान व ज़मीन) की निगेहदाश्त उसपर कुछ भी मुश्किल नहीं और वह आलीशान बुजुर्ग़ मरतबा है .
2.256: दीन में किसी तरह की जबरदस्ती नहीं क्योंकि हिदायत गुमराही से (अलग) ज़ाहिर हो चुकी तो जिस शख्स ने झूठे खुदाओं बुतों से इंकार किया और खुदा ही पर ईमान लाया तो उसने वो मज़बूत रस्सी पकड़ी है जो टूट ही नहीं सकती और ख़ुदा सब कुछ सुनता और जानता है .
2.257: ख़ुदा उन लोगों का सरपरस्त है जो ईमान ला चुके कि उन्हें (गुमराही की) तारीक़ियों से निकाल कर (हिदायत की) रौशनी में लाता है और जिन लोगों ने कुफ़्र इख्तेयार किया उनके सरपरस्त शैतान हैं कि उनको (ईमान की) रौशनी से निकाल कर (कुफ़्र की) तारीकियों में डाल देते हैं यही लोग तो जहन्नुमी हैं (और) यही उसमें हमेशा रहेंगे.
Interpretation of Ayat Kursi (in English)
[Friday Sermon Delivered by Khalifa tul Masih IV (ra), Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmed on February 12th, 1999]
Note: Some parts of sermon have not been translated to avoid repetition. Col. (retired) Munawar Ahmed Mir takes full responsibility for any errors or miscommunication in the translation of the Friday Sermon.
Ayatul Kursi or the crown verse of the Holy Quran, begins with the word Allah and then throws light on His attributes. One may feel that the meaning of the whole verse is “Allah and only Allah,” which has always been flowing from the lips of our godly and spiritual personalities, i.e. Allah hi Allah, Allah hi Allah (Allah and only Allah). Nobody can deny that when a person, afflicted with a deadly disease, feels that no prayer or remedy is working, his spontaneous cry is “Oh Allah!” And the mere utterance of this word “Allah” proves to be effective in alleviating his misery. As far as I am concerned the word “Allah” is the most comprehensive prayer when compared with all other prayers. Thus, all the topics covered in Ayatul Kursi are subject to the word “Allah.” The Promised Messiah (as) has thrown abundant light on this. So during my sermon, wherever situation requires, I will quote the Promised Messiah (as) on the subject.
Ayatul Kursi states that Allah is Ever-Living, Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining, i.e., Al-Ĥayyu Al-Qayyūm: The word Al-Ĥayyu has been towed with the word Al-Qayyūm, meaning thereby that He is alive on His own, without any support. Al-Ĥayyu Al-Qayyūm naturally requires that it should be followed by َLā Ta’khudhuhu Sinatun Wa Lā Nawum, which means “He neither slumbers nor sleeps.” The One who is living without any support cannot feel sleepy. Inability to sleep, amongst human beings, is considered an ailment, not an asset. Sleep is needed to remove fatigue. But since God does not feel fatigue, he does not sleep. Slumber is the precursor of sleep. That is why it has been placed before Nawum (sleep). A tired person who cannot concentrate on the job at hand, tends to doze off i.e. slumber. Boredom, which is due to a lack of interest, also induces sleep. At times a person sitting in a company may feel bored even though he is not tired. In this case, his tendency to doze off is not due to fatigue but due to the lack of interest in the subject. So, interest in anything keeps one alive and keeps slumber away. Thus the overall meaning of “He neither slumbers nor sleeps” is that He takes interest in whatever He has created. If He dozes off, everything will come to naught. He cannot be unmindful of supporting the Universe for even a moment and this responsibility is not challenging for Allah since He does not have to exert effort to sustain the Universe. He does not slumber even for a moment, because He is always interested in His Creation, and He knows that His lack of interest in the Universe will mean its death. Our Universe is not the only Universe of which He is the Creator. Only Allah knows the number of Universes He has created.
There is an Arab saying, al naum ukh tul maut, which means “sleep is the sister of death.” Death is a source of comfort for humans. Humans, when they get tired of their life-long work, desire for solace and death. For them, sleep is a kind of death, as in sleep, one gets relief albeit for a limited time. There are those people who come to me, who have come close to insanity and some of them have even become insane due to insomnia. At times, they even say to me that “pray for our death, because we cannot sleep.” In other words, they are saying that death is not coming, therefore pray for our death. Thus sleep and death are two sides of the same coin. So, if Allah is not overtaken by slumber, how can He sleep? Sleep is the other name of relief and solace, which a tired person needs. Allah does not tire. It is change that causes tiredness. Anything that does not undergo change does not get tired. No sane person can differ with the fact that human life is subject to continuous change and it is these changes that cause a person to wear out and to grow old. As they tire out, they head towards death, their ultimate destination.
You should fully understand that there is no change in the Personage of God. To the degree that you consider God subject to change, you will place a constraint on God. Of course, since you cannot constrain His attributes, your understanding of God will come to naught. The greatest philosophical truth that has been described in this context is that: God is the First Cause of everything. Being so, He cannot be subject to change because if He is subject to change then He cannot be the First Cause. It is a complicated philosophical problem beyond the understanding of a common person, particularly for those people who have no interest in philosophy. However, the fact remains that anything which is subject to change can diminish with the passage of time. So God, not being subject to change, possesses permanent power. And His permanent power becomes the cause of permanent existence of this Universe. If one ponders over this verse, i.e. Ayatul Kursi, one gets surprised to discover how wonderful it is. Though the Personage of God is beyond the comprehension of the human mind, reflection on this verse will shed abundant light on His Personage.
Lahu Mā Fī As-Samāwāti Wa Mā Fī Al-‘Arđi states that whatever is in the heavens and the earth, all belongs to Allah. This fact is a logical follow-up of the previous part of this verse, which states that Allah neither slumbers nor sleeps. Because everything belongs to Him, He neither slumbers nor sleeps. If He is to sustain His creation, He must remain alert and aware for without His vigilance His creation will perish.
Mun Dhā Al-Ladhī Yashfa`u `Indahu ‘Illā Bi’idhnihi means who is it that shall intercede with Him, except with His permission? He alone being the Master has the power to forgive. He decides whether forgiveness is desirable or not. He being the sole Master has the perfect knowledge as to who deserves forgiveness and who does not. The meaning of the word Master or Owner is important. A Judge cannot forgive a sin, whereas a Master can do whatever He desires. Nobody can question Him; He can forgive anyone whom He wishes. But His wish or desire is only consistent with wisdom. It must be remembered that word Mun here means Holy Prophet (saw). Who is it whom Allah can permit to intercede? It is Allah Himself who can permit somebody to intercede. It means that whosoever has been granted permission to intercede is fully trustworthy and is capable of living up to Allah’s trust. In fact, the Holy Prophet (saw) has been granted the authority to intercede based upon his complete accord with God’s will. Thus a person, who always acts in complete accord with Allah’s will, will never intercede about a matter which goes against the Will of God. The second subject of intercession is derived from shafa. Before I dilate upon this, I will quote the Promised Messiah (as) so that we understand the real meaning of shafaat. Allah says in the next part of Ayatul Kursi:
Ya`lamu Mā Bayna ‘Aydīhim Wa Mā Khalfahum, meaning that the people for whom intercession is destined and who are destined to be forgiven, their past as well as their future is fully known to God. One meaning that can be derived from intercession i.e. shafaat is that nothing is hidden from God. And those who are to be permitted to intercede, their past and future are fully known to Him. Mā Bayna ‘Aydīhim Wa Mā Khalfahum also states that “He knows what is (presently) before them and what will be after them.” This does not merely refer to humanity’s past, present, and future, but also relates to the past, present and future of the whole universe.
Wa Lā Yuĥīţūna Bishay’in Min `Ilmihi ‘Illā Bimā Shā’a means nothing can comprehend His Knowledge, without His Will. It also means that when He wills, one can comprehend His knowledge, but its comprehension will be limited to the extent as desired by Him. If He so desires, one may not be able to comprehend His knowledge at all. This shows that all progress in the world of knowledge is subject to His Will. On his own accord, no human being can make progress. God desires that human faculties, which are God given, come into play only on a given occasion or situation. The dawn of every new kind of knowledge, at the proper time, makes us understand this verse. Whenever He desires He opens a new door of knowledge for us. And He desires so only when we need it. This part of the verse especially sheds light on the stage by stage progression of human knowledge. Then Allah says:
Wasi`a Kursīyuhu As-Samāwāti Wa Al-‘Arđa that is “His Throne encompasses both the heavens and the earth.” Kursi also means knowledge and at this place, this meaning alone is appropriate i.e. His knowledge encompasses the whole universe. The next portion of the verse:
Wa Lā Ya’ūduhuĤifžuhumā Wa Huwa Al-`Alīyu Al-`Ažīmu states that the preservation of such all-encompassing knowledge does not cause Allah any fatigue. He is the Greatest and the Highest. As for the meanings of these two parts of the verse, Wasi`a Kursīyuhu AsSamāwāti Wa Al-‘Arđa Wa Huwa Al-`Alīyu Al-`Ažīmu, the Promised Messiah (as) has given a commentary which till today stands unparalleled. Such meanings have never been thought of by any commentator before. This is a fundamental part of the verse, and without understanding this, the verse cannot be understood at all. These meanings were definitely revealed to the Holy Prophet (saw) but the details were destined to be disclosed by the Promised Messiah (as). We are at that advanced stage of knowledge wherein true understanding of this verse is of paramount importance in order to sustain our belief in the existence of God. If we ignore the importance of the subject at hand then we, as a people, will be living in times wherein the very mention of the name of God will be considered a crime. A famous Urdu poet writes:
“raqeebo nay report likhwai hai jaja kay thanay main Akbar Khuda ka nam lehtha hai is zamanay main”
“Akbar’s rivals have lodged a complaint at the police station, That Akbar takes the name of God in this age.”
Do we find ourselves today in the same situation in which Akbar found himself? Akbar wrote this couplet a very long time ago, but it holds more truth today than it did in his day. It is a fact that never before in human history, has atheism entrenched itself so firmly on our planet. It is therefore of absolute importance to highlight the meanings of Ayatul Kursi. It is in this age that the Promised Messiah (as) has made scholarly commentary on Ayatul Kursi, both in writing and in discourse, which are recorded in Malfoozat.
Now I will place before you a hadith. Hadhrat Ibn-Isqah-ha (ra) relates that he heard the Holy Prophet (saw) saying that somebody asked him as to which is the greatest verse of the Holy Quran. The Holy Prophet (saw) replied. Allāhu Lā ‘Ilāha ‘Illā Huwa Al-Ĥayyu Al-Qayyūm Lā Ta’khudhuhu Sinatun Wa Lā Nawmun. Similarly Abu Hurairah (ra) relates that the Holy Prophet (saw) said that everything has a top and the top of the Quran is Surah Al-Baqarah and in it there is the greatest verse which is the head of all verses of Quran and that is the Ayatul Kursi or the Crown verse.
Thus, Surah al-Baqarah comes at the top because Ayatul Kursi enjoys the highest rank in Quran. Hadhrat Abi-Kaab (ra) relates that the Holy Prophet (saw) said, “Oh Abu Manzar, “Do you know which verse of Quran is the greatest in import?” Abu Manzar replied, “Allah and His Messenger know better.” The Holy Prophet (saw) further said, “O Abu Manzar, “Do you know which verse amongst the portions of Quran you remember is of the highest rank?”
The Holy Prophet (saw) used to observe his companions with such keen observation that he even knew about many of his companions as to which parts of Quran they had learned by heart. The companions also used to take pride in the fact that the Holy Prophet (saw) knew as to how much Quran they had learnt by heart. It appears that they used to keep the Holy Prophet (saw) informed about their progress in remembering Quran because they believed that by doing so they will be blessed in learning more Quran. The Holy Prophet (saw) again said, “Which is the greatest verse in rank amongst the portions of Quran you remember?” It looks that by doing so the Holy Prophet (saw) was giving a cue to him as one gives cue in solving riddles. Abu Manzar spontaneously replied “Allāhu Lā ‘Ilāha ‘Illā Huwa Al-Ĥayyu Al-Qayyūm. Undoubtedly, amongst the portions of Quran I remember, this is the greatest verse.” After this Holy Prophet (saw) patted his chest and said, “O Abu Manzar, may knowledge be a blessing for you. This verse i.e. Ayatul Kursi is the fountainhead of knowledge.” Thus the Holy Prophet (saw) indicated to Abu Manzar that he should keep pondering over this verse and God will thus bless him with abundant knowledge.
Now I will explain the two attributes, Al-Ĥayyu Al-Qayyūm, by quoting from excerpts of the Promised Messiah’s writing. The Promised Messiah (as) says, “We should know that Quran has presented two names of Allah i.e., Al-Ĥayyu and Al-Qayyūm. Al Hayye means the Ever-Living and the Constant Support of life in the universe. Al-Qayyūm means SelfSubsisting and All-Sustaining.” How did the Promised Messiah (as) arrive at these meanings? It is because both these words come after “Allah is One, who is Ever-Living.” If there exists anything else in the universe which is living, it is only because He has given it life. The Promised Messiah (as) has provided us with the insight that Al-Ĥayyu means not only the Ever Living, but also the One who gives life. Then he says AlQayyūm: the Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining. Just as in the case of Al-Ĥayyu, AlQayyūm has a two-fold meaning as well. It does not only mean Self-Subsisting but also means All-Sustaining. Everything owes its existence, both external and internal, to these two attributes of God. The external alone is visible to us whereas the knowledge of internal rests with Allah alone. But the sustenance of the existence of both, depend on Allah’s will. The Promised Messiah’s commentary contains all these meanings. It is difficult for common person to understand it, because it requires a lot of patience and time to delve deep into its meanings.
Allah says everything owes its existence to these two of His attributes i.e. Al-Ĥayyu, the Ever-Living and Constant Support of life in the universe, and Al-Qayyūm, the SelfSubsisting and All-Sustaining. The attribute of Ĥayyu indicates His worthiness to be worshipped. Thus the logical conclusion of Ĥayyu is the declaration in Surah Fatihah:
Iyyaaka na’-budu: Thee alone do we worship.”
The attribute of Qayyūm highlights His all-encompassing power and thus demands that His support be sought. This demand is in line with the prayer of Surah Fatihah,
Iyyaaka nasta- ‘iin: Thee alone do we beseech for help.” Only with God’s special favors can one understand the mutual relationship between these attributes of God and the prayers found in Surah Fatihah. Surely, Allah had bestowed this special favor upon the Promised Messiah (as), who shared it with us in brief. Our job is to study this relationship in depth in order to acquire a true understanding of it. The Promised Messiah (as) says that the attribute Al-Ĥayyu (The Ever-Living and Constant Support of everything) demands that Allah be worshipped. How does Ĥayyu relate to worship? One of its interpretations is that a servant has nothing of his own. His life depends on the will of his master. There may be servants in the world that can run away and take care of their needs from another source. But it is not possible for Allah’s servants, whether they are spiritually attuned to Him or not, to survive without Him, as He alone is the source of all life.
Thus, this is the relationship between a servant of Allah and Allah’s attribute of Al-Ĥayyu. The word Al-Ĥayyu demands that He be worshipped as it is reflected in “’Iyyaaka na’-budu: Thee alone do we worship” in Surah Fatihah. The Promised Messiah (as) has not dwelled more on these two subjects, in the excerpt that I am referring to, because he has thrown abundant light on this matter elsewhere.Whether we admit it or not, the fact of the matter is that we seek sustenance through this prayer of “Iyyaaka na’-budu: Thee alone do we worship.”
Throughout the world, scientists are striving towards maximizing food production and making great scientific discoveries towards that end, in the hope of solving the food problems of humanity. But the treasure of food is bestowed by Allah. Thus, whether their striving is accompanied by this admission or not, there is no other source from which they will acquire it, save from Allah. Hence the cry Iyyaaka na’-budu is instinctively issuing forth from their hearts. But the unfortunate ones, being devoid of spirituality, fail to grasp the meaning of these words.
Now when we say that Surah Fatihah is the mother of Quran and within its verses resides the whole of the Quran, then how can we claim that Ayatul Kursi is the highest in rank? It is because the heart of the Ayatul Kursi ultimately resides in Surah Fatihah. Thus, the Ayatul Kursi is not a rival of Surah Fatihah. Surah Fatihah is indeed life giving and Ayatul Kursi draws its life from it. The essence of all subjects covered in the Ayatul Kursi is also found in Surah Fatihah. So, do not presume them to be in oppositional ranks.
When the Promised Messiah (as) at some places refers to Surah Fatihah as everything and elsewhere refers to Ayatul Kursi as everything, there is no contradiction in such statements. The key to understanding this fact resides in understanding Iyyaaka na’-budu, wa Iyyaaka nasta-‘iin. The Promised Messiah (as) teaches us that the divine attribute of Al-Qayyūm articulates the truth that all support must be sought from God, because nothing can exist without His support. Once life is granted, its maintenance also requires support. That support is expressed in the divine attribute of Al- Qayyūm (Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining).
The second expression of Qayyūm, i.e. All-Sustaining, is found in the words Iyyaaka nasta-‘iin: “Thee alone do we beseech for help,” which encompasses a broader meaning, which is: “We desire life from You because except You nobody else can give life and the span and quality of this life is entirely dependent on Your Will.” Thus, the prayer Iyyaaka nasta-‘iin, invokes the Divine attribute of Qayyūm, and through this prayer one seeks the All-encompassing Support of God. In his writings, the Promised Messiah (as) draws our attention to the fact that whosoever steadfastly supplicates to Allah, becomes a true seeker. All Muslims who offer prayers do recite Surah Fatihah in every prayer many times over, but they do not try to understand its meanings while reciting it. Thus, he states, they do not realize that Support does exist, but one must ask for it and the more one asks for it, the more it is granted. All our progress depends upon our seeking support from that Eternal Support.
I will shed some light on the subject, Lā Ta’khudhuhu Sinatun Wa Lā Nawmun: “Neither slumber nor sleep seizes Him,” with reference to the Promised Messiah’s writings. The Promised Messiah (as) describes the deep relationship between ownership and slumber and sleep. The real existence, real immortality and permanence and all other true attributes belong to God. He has no partner. He is Ever-Living, and everything else gets life and sustenance from Him. He is Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining, thus death cannot overtake Him and therefore the slightest suspension of any of His attributes is not permitted (jaiz). The word permitted (jaiz) does not connote an externally imposed Shariah for God, which determines what is permissible for Him and what is not. If we study it in depth, we find that the Shariah is in itself an expression of God’s attributes. Thus Allah’s attributes are not subject to suspension, even to the slightest degree. I have explained this before.
Whatever you see in the heavens and earth, all belong to Him. Everything is created and sustained by Him. He alone is the Master, and no being other than Him can truly be Master: “Who is it that can intercede with Him, except by His permission, He knows what is before and what will be after them,” i.e. His knowledge encompasses past, present and future, seen as well as unseen, including whatever is unknown to people whether about themselves or about external world. Now I place before you an excerpt from Promised Messiah’s (as) writing, i.e., his commentary on this verse: “Allāhu Lā ‘Ilāha ‘Illā Huwa Al-Ĥayyu Al-Qayyūm Lā Ta’khudhuhu Sinatun Wa Lā Nawmun Lahu Mā Fī As-Samāwāti Wa Mā Fī Al-‘Arđi.” He said, “Now we should see with complete impartiality that how eloquently, elegantly, and with what gravity and wisdom, the existence of a Creator of the universe has been expounded in this verse.” I had said in the beginning that due to ignorance and lack of education, our era has become an era of atheism, but the arguments cited in this verse, cannot be refuted. There can be no rebuttal to them.
The Promised Messiah (as) writes that divine argument provided in Ayatul Kursi are eloquent and dignified. If one ponders over these divine arguments, one can grasp its meanings. Ayatul Kursi has expounded the Greatest and the First Cause i.e. God, in so few words. You cannot find any parallel to this in the universe. La Hu Mā Fī As-Samāwāti Wa Mā Fī Al-‘Arđ: “To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth” has given such strong argument to prove the existence of a Creator of this universe that no scholar has been able to contest it. This portion of Ayatul Kursi implies that philosophers have failed to comprehend the true cause of Creation. These philosophers, for example, have not been able to fully appreciate that the body and the soul have been created. They do not even know how the body is created.
These philosophers remain ignorant of the subtle secret that real existence, real being, and real permanence can only be ascribed to God. This argument needs further explanation. I’ll explain it in the next 2-3 minutes left in the sermon. The Promised Messiah (as) says “In reality, life and permanence belong to Allah alone, who is Possessor of the Perfect attributes, except Him, nobody possesses these attributes. From this fact the argument of the need for a Creator is deduced.” Created is one which occurs and is not everlasting.
If a thing that occurs is highly complicated and has depth in its structure and an excellent scheme in its being, it cannot occur on its own. It must have a Creator. Thus it follows that the whole universe has been created, which means that before its creation, it did not exist. If it did not exist before and now having come into existence one finds in it structure, order, and intricacy, then it logically necessitates the existence of some Intelligent Being who understands all those things which are found in His Creation. Otherwise, without understanding them, He could not have made it accordingly. Only a great painter can understand paintings. A casual observer cannot fully comprehend the import of a painting. The message behind the painting may be very deep. Sometimes, in art galleries, some people pass the whole day sitting in front of one painting, trying to understand the message it wants to convey. Passersby wonder as to why such people are sitting there. They fail to note that what one can understand by carrying out a deep study of the painting, cannot be understood by just casting a cursory glance over it.
In this connection, I will tell you of an intellectual, who has a deep relationship with this topic. But there is no time left. God willing, in the next sermon, I will try to cover the remainder of this topic.
Interpretation of Ayat Kursi (in Malay)
Dalam ayat ini Allah swt. menjelaskan bahwa Dia adalah Tuhan Yang Maha Esa dan tidak ada Tuhan selain Dia, hanya Dia sajalah yang berhak disembah. Adapun tuhan-tuhan yang lain yang disembah oleh sebagian manusia dengan alasan yang tidak benar memang banyak jumlahnya. Akan tetapi Tuhan yang sebenarnya hanyalah Allah semata-mata. Hanya Dialah Yang Hidup abadi, yang ada dengan sendiri-Nya dan Dia pulalah yang selalu mengatur makhluk-Nya tanpa ada kelalaian sedikit pun.
Kemudian ditegaskan lagi bahwa Allah swt. tidak pernah mengantuk. Orang yang berada dalam keadaan mengantuk tentu hilang kesadarannya sehingga ia tidak akan dapat melakukan pekerjaannya dengan baik padahal Allah swt. senantiasa mengurus dan memelihara makhluk-Nya dengan baik, tidak pernah kehilangan kesadaran atau pun lalai.
Karena Allah swt. tidak pernah mengantuk, sudah tentu Ia tidak pernah tidur karena mengantuk adalah permulaan dari proses tidur. Dan orang yang tidur lebih banyak kehilangan kesadaran daripada orang yang mengantuk.
Sifat Allah yang lain yang disebutkan dalam ayat ini ialah bahwa Dialah yang mempunyai kekuasaan dan yang memiliki apa yang ada di langit dan di bumi. Dialah yang mempunyai kekuatan dan kekuasaan yang tak terbatas sehingga Dia dapat berbuat apa yang dikehendaki-Nya. Semuanya ada dalam kekuasaan-Nya sehingga tidak ada suatu pun dari makhluk-Nya meskipun nabi-nabi dan para malaikat dapat memberikan pertolongan kecuali dengan izin-Nya apalagi patung-patung yang oleh orang-orang kafir dianggap sebagai penolong-penolong mereka.
Yang dimaksud dengan “pertolongan” atau “syafaat” dalam ayat ini ialah pertolongan yang diberikan oleh nabi kepada umatnya di hari kiamat untuk mendapatkan keringanan atau kebebasan dari hukuman Allah. Syafaat itu hanyalah akan berhasil apabila Allah memerintahkannya atau mengizinkannya.
Sifat Allah yang lain yang disebutkan dalam ayat ini ialah bahwa Allah senantiasa mengetahui apa saja yang terjadi di hadapan dan di belakang makhluk-Nya, sedang mereka tidak mengetahui sesuatupun dari ilmu Allah, melainkan sekedar apa yang dikehendaki-Nya untuk mereka ketahui. Kursi Allah (yaitu ilmu dan kekuasaan-Nya) meliputi langit dan bumi. Dan Allah tiada merasa berat sedikit pun dalam memelihara makhluk-Nya yang berada di langit dan di bumi, dan di semua alam ciptaan-Nya. Allah Maha Tinggi lagi Maha Besar.
Mereka tidak mengetahui ilmu Allah swt. kecuali apa yang telah dikehendaki-Nya untuk mereka ketahui. Dengan demikian, yang dapat diketahui oleh manusia hanyalah sekedar apa yang dapat dijangkau oleh pengetahuan yang telah dikurniakan Allah kepada mereka, dan jumlahnya amat sedikit dibanding dengan ilmu-Nya yang luas. Hal ini ditegaskan Allah dalam firman-Nya:
رَبِّي وَمَا أُوتِيتُمْ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا
….dan tidaklah kamu diberi pengetahuan melainkan sedikit. (Q.S Al Isra’: 85)
15+ Powerful Advantages of Reciting Ayatul Kursi
1. Our Holy prophet (SAW) has said: whoever recites the first 4 ayats of Surah Baqarah, then Ayatul Kursi and then the last 3 ayats of Surah Baqarah will not be inflicted with any kind of difficulty in his wealth or himself, Shaitaan will not come near him and he will not forget the Qur’an.
2. Imam Ali (AS) was told by our Holy Prophet: Qur’an is a great word, and Surae Baqarah is the leader of the Qur’an and Ayatul Kursi is the leader of Surae Baqarah. In Ayatul Kursi there are 50 words and for each word there are 50 blessings and good in it.
3. One who recites Ayatul Kursi every morning will be in the protection, safety of Allah until the night.
4. If one ties this to ones wealth or chidren, they will be safe from Shaitaan.
5. Our Holy Prophet (SAWW) has said: These things increase ones memory; sweets, meat of an animal near the neck, Adas (Lentils), cold bread and recitation of Ayatul Kursi.
6. For those of our dear ones who have passed away, recitation of Ayatul Kursi and giving it as Hadiya to them, gives them light (noor) in the grave.
7. Frequent recitation makes ones own death easy.
8. When leaving home, if one recites it once, the Almighty has one group of Angels to come and protect you. If recited twice, 2 groups of Angels are assigned to do this. If recited 3 times Allah tells the Angels not to worry as the Almighty himself takes care of him.
9. The Holy Prophet (saw) has said: If one recites Ayatul Kursi before going to sleep, Allah will send an Angel to come and look after you and protect you till the morning. His home, family and also neighbours will remain in safety until morning.
10. When one is alone in the home, recitation of Ayatul Kursi and asking Allah to help will make you remain calm and you will not fear.
11. The Holy Prophet has said: When leaving home,if one recites Ayatul Kursi the Allah will send 70,000 Angels to do Istighfaar for him until he returns home, and upon his return Poverty will be removed from him.
12. If one recites this after doing Wudhoo, the 5th Imam (AS) has said: Allah will give him a reward of 40 years of Ibadaat, his position will be raised in the Heavens 40 times (levels) and will marry him to 40 Horains.
13. One who recites it after every prayer, thier salaat will be accepted, they will remain in the safety of the Almighty and He will protect them.
14. Allah (SWT) told P.Musa (AS): If one recites it after every salaat, the Almighty will make his heart a thankful one (Shakireen), will give him a reward of the prophets, and his deeds will be like those of the truthful (Siddiqeen) and nothing except death will stop will stop him from going into heaven.
15. To increase light or vision (noor) in the eyes, recite Surae Alhamd once, then Ayatul Kursi and then once the following dua:- “U-eedhu nora basaree binuril lahi alladhi la yutfaa”, “I seek refuge for the light of my eyes by the light of Allah (SWT), which does not become extinguished”.
40+ Benefits of Ayatul Kursi (According to Hadiths)
1) Hazrat Ali bin Kaab r.a. remarks that Nabi s.a.w. asked him,” Which is the most high ranking Ayat in the Qur’an Kareem?” He said, ” Allah and His Rasul know best”. Rasulullah repeated this statement very often. Hazrat Ali r.a. stated, “Ayatul Kursi”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:”Oh Abul Munzar (family name of Abi bin Kaab). May you be blessed by this knowledge. I swear by that Being in whose Hands and Control is my life, that this Ayat has one tongue and two lips. It is by the threshold of Allaah’s Arsh, Mentioning His purity”.
2) Hazrat Ali r.a. states that there was a room of dates, which he used to guard. He suspected that some dates were going missing. Thus one night he stood vigil and saw an animal like a young person. Hazrat Ali r.a. said: “I greeted and received a reply”. I asked,” Who are you? Man or Jinn?” It said, “Jinn. I said, Give me your hand”. He outstretched his hand. I noticed that the hand was like that of a dog. Its hair like the hair of the dog. I asked, “Are Jinns created like this?” It said, ” the Jinns know there are amongst them more stronger ones”. I enquired,” Why did you steal?”. He replied,” I have come to know that you love to give charity so I decided to take a part also.” Hazrat Ali r.a. said: ” Who will save us from your evil? It said, Ayatul Kursi which is in Surah Baqarah. He who reads it at night will be saved from our evil till the morning and he who reads it in the morning will be saved from our evil till the night.” In the morning Hazrat Ali r.a. came to Nabi s.a.w. and narrated the entire event to him. Nabi s.a.w. said,”That rascal has stated the truth although he is a great liar.”
3) It is reported from Hazrat Askee Baqri that Nabi s.a.w. came to the abode of the Muhajreen when one person asked, “In the Qur’an Kareem which is the most lofty Ayat?” Nabi s.a.w. repeated “Ayatul Kursi”.
4) Hazrat Hassan reports “Marfoonaan”,” I have been given Ayatul Kursi. Nabi s.a.w. said,” Surah Fateha, Ayatul Kursi and the two Ayats of Al-Imraan (Shaheedal Allaah – 18th Ayat), and “Qul Allaahumma Malekal mulk til Bi Ghairi Hisaab (Ayat 26/7) are attached to the Arsh and say, “Oh our Rabb, You are sending us onto earth to disobedient ones! Allah says ,” I have given you such status, whosoever from amongst my servants recites you after every Salat, his resting place will be Jannah. And I will make his abode in Jannatul Quddoos and fulfill 70 needs of his daily needs, the least of which is forgiving him and saving him from all enemies of evils.
It is a quarter of the Qur’aan Kareem.
5) Hazrat Anas r.a. narrates that Rasulullah s.a.w. asked one of his companions: ” Oh, so and so are you married?” He replied: “No, I do not have enough wealth that I may marry.”, Nabi s.a.w. said: “Do you know Surah Qul Huwallaahu Ahad?” The Sahaba replied: “I know”. Nabi s.a.w. said: “It is equal to a quarter of the Qur’an. Nabi s.a.w. asked: “Do you not know Qul Yaa Ayyuhal Kaafiroon?” The Sababi replied “I know”. Nabi s.a.w. said ” “It is equal to a quarter of the Qur’an.” Nabi s.a.w. asked, “Do you not know Surah “Iza Zul Zilzilaat ” ?” The Sahabah replied, “I Know”. Nabi s.a.w. said: “It is a quarter of the Qur’an”. Nabi s.a.w. asked: “Do you not know Surah Iza Jaa a Nasrullaahi Wal Fath” The Sahabah replied “I Know” Nabi s.a.w. said, it is a quarter of the Qur’aan. Nabi s.a.w. asked: “Do you know the Ayatul Kursi?” The Sahabah replied “I know”. Nabi s.a.w. said, “It is equal to a quarter of the Qur’an. Marry, Marry, Marry.”
Consistency and Ayatul Kursi
6) Hazrat Anas r.a. said that Nabi s.a.w. said, “The one who recites Ayatul Kursi after every Fardu Salah will be protected until the next Salah and this is constantly done by a Nabi or a Siddiq or a martyr.
7) Hazrat Hassan bin Ali r.a. says, “A person once asked: “Oh Rasulallah s.a.w. what does that person receive who recites Ayatul Kursi after every Fardu Salah? Nabi s.a.w. said: ” That person remains under the protection of Allah until the next Salah.”
8) Hazrat Anas r.a. says: Rasulallah s.a.w. asked; “Do you know which Ayat in the Qur’an is most lofty? ” I said, Allah and his Rasul know more.” Nabi s.a.w. read Ayatul Kursi.
9) Hazrat Efai bin Abdullah Kallee said that one person asked.”Oh Rasulallah s.a.w., which Ayat in the Qur’aan is the most lofty one?” Nabi s.a.w. said: “Ayatul Kursi”. The person asked, “Which Ayat has those benefits which you desire for your Ummah, in the Qur’an?” Nabi s.a.w. said: “The last Ayat of Surah Baqarah, for it is from the treasures of Allah from underneath the threshold of the Arsh. It encompasses all the good of this world and the Akhirat”.
10) Hazrat Muhammad bin al Saumi bin Al Salsal bin Damasc narrates from his father, who in turn, narrates from his father that Rasulallaah s.a.w. said: ” Whoever recites Ayatul Kursi after every Fardu Salah, there is only death between him and Jannat”, he will enter into Jannah immediately when he dies.
11) Hazrat Ibne Anas r.a. says that Rasulallaah s.a.w. said: “The one who recites Ayatul Kursi after every Fardu Salah, Allah Ta’ala will grant him a gratifying heart, actions of the truthful and reward like the Ambiyaa. Special mercies will descend upon him, and death is the only barrier from his entrance into Jannah. On dying he will enter Janaat”.
Blessing in the food
12) Hazrat Ayesha r.a. narrates that one person came to Nabi s.a.w. and said that there was absolutely no “Barakat” (blessings) in the things at home. Nabi s.a.w. replied, “Why are you neglectful of Ayatul Kursi.”
Whenever Aayatul Kursi is recited upon food, Allaah Ta’aala will increase the Barakat in that food or curry.
13) Hazrat Ibn Masood r.a. says that Allah s.a.w. did not create any thing in the skies or on earth, in Jannah or Jahannam, loftier than Ayatul Kursi.
14) Hazrat Ibn Masood r.a. says that no space in the sky, or on the earth is loftier than Ayatul Kursi.
To make Satan flee for protection of wealth, property and home
15) Hazrat Masood r.a. states that a person left his home and met a Jinn on the way. The Jinn asked him, “Can you drop me down? If you do so, then I will teach you such an Ayat that if you recite it upon entering your home, Satan will not enter.” They wrestled and the person dropped the Jinn down. The Jinn said: “Read Ayatul Kursi, because that person who recites it upon entering the home, Shaitan flees like a donkey making a sound from its posterior runs away. A person mentioned to Hazrat Ibn Masood that the person (who dropped the Jinn) could only be Hazrat Umar r.a.
Hazrat Abu Hurairah r.a. narrates this (above) Hadith from Rasulallaah s.a.w., with the addition that there is an Ayat in Surah Baqarah, which is the chief Ayat of the Qur’an. Whosoever recites it in a house wherein Shaitan is, he (Shaitan) will leave.
16) Hazrat Ibne Masood r.a. says that a person requested Rasulallah s.a.w. to teach him something that will benefit him. “Nabi s.a.w. said,”Read Ayatul Kursi, it will protect you, your children, home and even those houses surrounding your house.”
17) Hadhrat Ibn Umar r.a. narrates that once Hadhrat Umar r.a. came to the people and said, “Who amongst you can tell me which is the most lofty Ayat in the Qur’aan, which Ayat directs one most towards justice and fairness, which Ayat creates the most fear and which Ayat creates hope for mercy?” All remained silent. “Hadhrat Ibn Masood r.a. said,”I heard Rasulallaah s.a.w. say from the Mimbar (pulpit) that Aayatul Kursi is the Loftiest in the Qur’aan, and the Ayat which encourages justice and fairness is ( Arabic P12) and the Ayat that creates the most fear is ( Arabic P12) of the Ayat that creates the most hope of mercy is ( Arabic P12).
18) Hadhrat Ibn Abbas r.a. said that when Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) recited the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah and Ayatul Kursi then he laughed and said,” These have come from the treasures of Allaah.” and when he read (May Ya’mal Soo), then he said (Inna li llaah…) and chose humility and meekness.
19) It is reported that when ever Hadhrat Abdur Rahman Bin Auf r.a. entered his home, he used to recite Ayatul Kursi in its corners.
20) Hadhrat Hassan (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates from Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said , ” Jibraeel came to me and informed me that a rebellious Jinn is plotting against you, so when you retire to your bed, then recite Ayatul Kursi.”
21) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that the chief of the Ayats of the Qur’aan Kareem is Ayatul Kursi.
22) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says “I have heard Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say that person who recites Ayatul Kursi after every Salaat, only death prevents him from Jannat and who recites it whilst retiring to his sleeping place, Allaah will protect his house, his neighbours and even his surroundings.
23) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that I cannot comprehend that a person who is a born Muslim, or intelligent or one who accepted Islaam in a rational (Arabic) state spending the night without reciting Ayatul Kursi. If you know how lofty this is (you will never discard it), it has been given to your Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) from under the treasures of the arsh. It has not been given to any Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) before your Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and I have never spent a night without reciting this Ayat thrice. I recite it in the last 2 Rakaats of Witr after Esha and also when I retire to my sleeping place
24) Hadhrat Auf bin Maalik (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Hadhrat Abu Zar (Radiahallahu Anhu) who was sitting near Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: “Oh Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which is the most lofty Ayat Allaah revealed to you?” Allaah’s Rasul recited Ayatul Kursi.
Hadhrat Ma’aaz bin Jabal (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that he stored the dates for charity of Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in a room for safe keeping. I sensed that there was a shortage daily therein. I complained to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) about this. He said that this was the work of Satan and I must stay alert for him. Thus I sat in the barn that night. When some part of the night passed, Shaitaan came in the shape of an elephant. When he came near the door, he changed his shape and entered through one of the holes of the door, moved towards the dates and began eating. I dragged my cloth near him and said: “I testify that there is no one worthy of worship but Allaah and that Muhammad is his Servant and Rasul. Oh Allaah’s enemy you are usurping the dates of charity whereas the poor are more deserving of this than you. I will definitely apprehend you and take you to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who will humiliate you.” At this Shaitaan pledged that he will not do this act again.
In the morning I came to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who asked me about my prisoner. I stated that he had vowed not to steal again. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that he (Satan) will come again so be alert. The next night also I sat alert. The same thing occurred and once again he (Satan) pledged not to steal. I left him. In the morning, I narrated the whole event to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said that he (Satan) will come again. On the third night the same thing happened once again. I apprehended him and this time I said,”Oh Allaah’s enemy, you have pledged twice and this is the third time (now I will not leave you). He (Satan) said,” I have children and have come from Nasabeen ( a place between Masool and Syria). If I receive anything less in status than this (dates), then I would not have come here. We left this city of yours when your Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was sent together with two Ayats which removed us from here to Nasabeen. Shaitaan does not enter any home when these two Ayats have been recited in it”. He said this thrice. “If you leave me, I will show you these two Ayats”. I agreed. He said,” Ayatul Kursi and the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah (Amanas Rasul).”Thus I let him go. In the morning I came to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and told him what had transpired. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “That rascal has spoken the truth even though he is a liar.”
Hadhrat Ma’aaz (Radiahallahu Anhu) says after that he used to recite this and blow on the dates and there were no shortages in the room.
26) Hadhrat Abu Asaad Saeedee (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that he plucked the fruits from his orchard and kept them in a room. Jinnaat used used to come to this room and steal the fruit. This put them in difficulty and they complained to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) about it. He said,”This is (the work of) a Jinn. Oh Abu Asaad, listen attentively, when he (the Jinn) has entered, then say. “I take the name of Allaah” and say “accept Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) sayings”. The Jinn said, “Oh Abu Asaad, do not take me to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). I vow by Allaah that I will not set foot in your home, nor steal your fruit. Also I will show you such an Ayat that if you recite it on your house then you will think I have died. If you read it on your utensils then no one will be able open its lid.” I promised to leave him. He became happy and said. ” The Ayat, is Ayatul Kursi. This Sahabi came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and related the entire event to him, upon which Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: ” He (Jinn) spoke the truth although he is (normally)a liar.”
27) Hadhrat Abu Amama Sadi bin Ijlaan (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,” Whosoever recites Ayatul Kursi after every fard Salaat, the only thing preventing his entry into Janaat is death.
Ism Azam is in Ayatul Kursi
28) Hadhrat Abu Amama (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated, that the Isme Azam (blessed Name of Allaah Jalle Jalaalahu) , through which the invoker’s desire is definitely fulfilled appears in 3 Surahs of the Qur’aan. Surah Baqarah, Al-Imraan and Ta Haa. Hadhrat Abu Amama (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that he searched for it and found it in Ayatul Kursi of Surah Baqarah, and “La illaha illah Huwal haya …..” in Al-Imraan and “Wa Anatil wujuhu…..” in Surah Ta Haa.
29) Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was staying in a room at Hadhrat Abu Ayoob (Radiahallahu Anhu). Food provisions were kept in a small basket. A cat used to enter from the air vent and take the food away. Hadhrat Abu Ayoob (Radiahallahu Anhu) complained to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said that it was a Jinn. Thus when he comes, tell him that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that he should not come back. The Jinn said, “Oh, Abu Ayoob leave me this time, by Allaah I will definitely never return. Thus Abu Ayoob left him and came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and narrated the event. This event occurred twice. On the third occasion the Jinn said, “Shall I reveal to you such words, which when recited at night will prevent Shaitaan from coming near your house that night and day and the next day. Abu Ayoob said, “Sure”. The Jinn said,”Recite Ayatul Kursi”. This Sahabi came and related this event to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), who said that he (the Jinn), has spoken the truth although he is (normally) a liar.
30) Hadhrat Abu Ayoob (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that he was in the front room of his home. Jinnaat used to take goods from there. He complained about this to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said:”When you see him then take the name of Allaah and tell him to accept the call of Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). When the Jinn came, Abu Ayoob (Radiahallahu Anhu) told him this, and the Jinn pledged not to come again. Abu Ayoob left him. Abu Ayoob came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who asked him how was his thief. Abu Ayoob replied, “I caught him but left him after he pledged that he will not return”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated that he (the Jinn) will definitely return. Abu Ayoob apprehended the Jinn twice or thrice and each time he released him on the pledge of not returning. Abu Ayoob came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who asked him about his prisoner. Abu Ayoob replied,” I caught him but released him on the pledge that he will not return. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated that he(the Jinn) will surely return. Abu Ayoob thereafter apprehended the Jinn who said ,”If you leave me, I will show such a thing, that when read, the Shaitaan will not come near you. That is Ayatul Kursi”. Abu Ayoob narrated this entire event to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said,”The Jinn has spoken the truth although he is (normally) a great liar.
In the tradition of Tabrani it is stated “My dates were kept in a room.”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,”Tomorrow you will find a cat therein then it will become a wolf.” At the end of the tradition it is stated, “Satan said that whenever he hears it ( Ayatul Kursi) he will runaway. Via another chain of narrations it is stated in Tabrani. “I should have difficulty in my back,” and at the end of the tradition it is recorded “no Jinn or thief will come near”.
31) Hadhrat Abu Zar (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that he asked Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which was the most (Arabic) (lofty, respectable) Ayat revealed to you? Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) replied, “Ayatul Kursi”.
Aid at the time difficulty and Angels Stipulated it for Protection
32) Hadhrat Abu Qatada (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said.”Whoever reads Ayatul Kursi and the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah when in difficulty, then Allaah listens to that plea.”
Hadhrat Qatadah (Radiahallahu Anhu) says,”Whoever recites Ayatul Kursi on his sleeping bed, Allaah Ta’aala nominates 2 angels to protect him until morning.
A grateful heart, a remembering tongue, the reward of a martyr and the reward of a Siddique
33) Hadhrat Abu Musa Al Ashari (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that Allaah Ta’aala sent “Wahy”-(divine revelation) to Hadhrat Musa bin Imraan (Radiahallahu Anhu) to read Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salaat and that whosoever recites Ayatul Kursi every Fard Salaat, will be granted the heart of the grateful, the tongue of those who remember, the rewards like the Ambiyaa and his actions will become like those of the Siddiques and on this practise the Nabi or Siddique is regular whose heart I have tested for Imaan and who has been chosen to be martyred in My Way.
34) Hadhrat Abu Amama (Radiahallahu Anhu) says he asked Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam),”Which is the most respectable, lofty Ayat, which has descended upon you”. He said, “Ayatul Kursi”.
35) Hadhrat Fatima Zahra (Radiahallahu Anha) narrates,”When the time approached for her delivery, then Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) ordered Hadhrat Umme Salama (Radiahallahu Anha) and Hadhrat Zainab (Radiahallahu Anha) to go to Fatima and recite Ayatul Kursi and “Inna Rabba Kumullaah” (the whole Ayat) and the last two Quls and blow on her.
Best Means of Protection
36) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates,”I cannot understand how a person, who is a Muslim, and owner of reason (intellect) can spend the night without reading Ayatul Kursi. If you knew the benefits of it, then you will never discard it under any condition”. Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated ,”I have been given Aayatul Kursi from the treasures under the Arsh of Allaah and it was not given to anyone before me”.
Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says, “From the time I have heard this, I have never passed a night without reading it”.
37) Hadhrat Abu Huraira (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made me the guardian of the Zakaat of Ramadaan. One thief began to steal from it. I caught him and told him that I am definitely going to take him to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). He said,”Leave me, I am destitute and have a family”. I (Abu Huraira) left him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked , “What did your prisoner do last night.?” I (Abu Huraira) said, He spoke of his great need and family for which I felt pity on him and left him.” Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,”He has spoken a lie and will definitely come again.” I (Abu harraira) understood that the (the thief) will definitely come again because Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said so. Thus I kept watch at that same barn. He (the thief) came and began stealing in handfuls. I caught him and threatened to take him to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The thief pleaded with me to leave him as he was needy and had a family and that he will not repeat this. I (Abu Huraiah) felt pity and left him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked him the same question as before and his answer was the same. When the same thing happened for the third time, Abu Hurairah said to the thief,”This is the third time. Each time you say that you will not steal again and each time you steal again.” The thief said,”Leave me, and I will teach you such words through which Allaah will benefit you.”. I (Abu Huraira) inquired about those words and the thief said,”When you go to your sleeping place, then recite Ayatul Kursi completely. Allaah will stipulate a guardian for you and Shaitaan will not come near you until the morning. I released him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked,”What did your thief do last night?” Abu Hurairah narrated what had transpired. The Sahabah were most enthusiastic to gain virtues. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,”He has spoken the truth although he is a liar. Oh Abu Huraira, do you know with whom you were talking to for the past three nights.” I said “No”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that it was Satan.
It is mentioned in Kitaabul Dalaalil from Hadhrat Buraidah (Radiahallahu Anhu) that he had wheat (crops). He said, “I sensed that there was a shortage in it. While sitting quietly in the night I saw a female Jinn sitting on the crops . I caught hold of her and said that I will not let her go until I had taken her to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). She said that she had a family and swore on oath that she will not do so again. I released her. I came to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and informed him about this. He said that she was a liar. When the same thing happened on the second night, she (the female jinn) asked me to release her. She said,”I will, in exchange teach you such a duaa that from amongst us none will ever come near your crops. When you retire to your sleeping place then read and blow Ayatul Kursi on your goods. I left her. When I informed Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) about this he said that she had spoken the truth although she was a liar.
38) Hadhrat Abu Huraia (Radiahallahu Anhu) said that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated that whosoever reads “Haa meem al Mu’minoon” upto “al maseer” and Ayatul Kursi in the morning, will be protected until the evening and whoever reads both of these in the night will be protected until the morning.
39) Hadhrat Ibne Abbass (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrated that the Bani Israeel asked Musa(A.S.), “Does your Rabb sleep?” Musa(A.S.) said, “Fear Allaah”. Allaah ordered,” Oh Musa, your nation has asked you whether your Rabb sleeps? Take two glasses in your hand and stand with it for the whole night.” Hadhrat Musa (A.S) did as he was ordered. When on third of the night passed, he fell on his knees but stood up immediately. During the latter part of the night, sleep overcame him and the glasses fell and broke. Allaah Jala Shanahu said, “Oh Musa, if I sleep then the sky will fall on the earth and destroy it just as the two glasses fell from your hands and broke. ” Then Allaah Ta’aala revealed unto Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) Ayatul Kursi.
40) Fulfilling 70 needs and the Ayat which gives Jannat.
Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that Surah Fatiha, Ayatul Kursi and two Ayats of Al Imraan (Shahidallaahu Anahu la…… Azzizul Hakeem) and (Qul Allahumma…bi Ghairi Hisaab) are linked to the arch of Allaah and between them and Allaah there are no veils. These Ayats said to Allaah “You are sending us unto earth and amongst those who become disobedient.” Allaah said,”By my Being, I say, that whoever of my servants reads you (addressing the Ayats) after every fard Salaat, I will make his resting place Jannat, irrespective of what action he may be involved in and will make him stay in “Blessed Peace” and view him with my hidden eye daily seventy times and fulfil seventy of his needs daily, amongst which the smallest is forgiveness and I will protect him from every enemy and assist him against the enemies”.
20+ Beautiful & Key Facts of the Ayatul Kursi
The respected Ayat comprises of many important benefits. Some are mentioned hereunder:
1. This is the most lofty Ayat of the Qur’aan Kareem.
2. That is the chief Ayat of the Qur’aan Kareem.
3. The reader of it is protected from the evil effects of the Jinnat from morning until evening and from evening until morning.
4. It is from the threshold of the arsh.
5. It is equal to a quarter of the Qur’aan Kareem.
6. Whoever recites it after the fard Salaat will be protected until the next Salaat and reciting it constantly was done by the Nabi, Siddique or Martyr and only death is the barrier between the reader and Jannat.
7. Blowing it upon food and drink brings blessings and abundance.
8. It is greater than the skies, earth, Jannat and Jahannam.
9. Whosoever reads it upon entering the home, Satan runs away from there.
10. The reciter, his children, home, wealth, property and the homes of his neighbours are safe.
11. Whosoever reads it together with the last Ayats of Surah Baqarah, Shaitaan does not enter his home for three days.
12. The Jinnaat cannot open any utensil upon which it is read.
13. In it is the Ism Azam.
14. The thief does not come near it’s reciter.
15. When recited with the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah then the plea of the reciter will not go unattended.
16. When reciting it whilst retiring to one’s sleeping place, one is protected until the morning. Two angels are deputed to protect him.
17. Whosoever recites it after every fard Salaat, will be rewarded with a grateful heart, a remembering tongue, the reward of being martyred in the path of Allaah, and will also be rewarded like the Siddiques.
18. Who reads it and “Inna Rabba bi kum Allaah..” and the last two Quls for a women on delivery, then the delivery becomes easy.
19. When one reads it and blows on his possessions and goods, then Shaitaan will not come near.
20. Whosoever reads Ayatul Kursi and the beginning of Surah Ghafir in the morning then he will be protected and be safe from the morning until the evening and vice versa.
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